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Best Pet Sitting Services in San Diego, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Pet Sitting Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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RoverExpertise.com

San Diego, CA
$10 off first booking!

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Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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San Diego, CA

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Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Pet Sitting Service in San Diego? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

San Diego, CA 92108

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Yelp
5.0 (91)
Google
4.5 (8)

Why choose this provider?

With an admirable amount of concern for the well-being of all animals, Mission Valley Pet Sitting Services provides quality pet sitting services for numerous customers in San Diego and the surrounding areas. This successful business is run by a highly qualified team of professional pet sitters who go above and beyond for their clients to leave detailed text, phone, or e-mail updates of each pet's progress. Mission Valley Pet Sitting Services provides a wide variety of routine services including walks, breaks, general exercise, feeding, water changes, cleaning, house service, pet taxi, and much more. Their company is the proud recipient of the 2013 PSI's Pet Sitter of the Year Award, and they have extensive, superb reviews on Yelp, Google Plus, Facebook, and more.

10675 Calle Mar De Mariposa Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92130

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5.0 (45)
Google
5.0 (17)
Facebook
5.0 (7)

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FIDUS Pet Concierge offers a full pet-sitting service to cat and dog owners in San Diego. With its staff, FIDUS offers to play with, feed, administer medication, and clean up after pets to make their time away from their owners comfortable. The pet-sitting service has a daily walk time for dogs and daily playtime and brushing for cats, as well as two in-home visits. FIDUS also offers dog grooming services that include a therapeutic massage bath, and specialty services like paw pad and face trim, de-matting, and flea/medicated bath.

14450 Meadowrun St, San Diego, CA 92129

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4.6 (188)
Google
4.7 (27)
Yelp
4.5 (12)

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Pawtails Pet Sitting is a pet sitting business that serves San Diego, California, and nearby areas. It offers pet care and sitting for dogs, cats, chinchillas, rabbits, birds, fish, and guinea pigs. Its care services include walks, litter box detailing, and administering medication. Pawtails Pet Sitting was rated the Best Pet Sitter of 2016 by the San Diego Humane Society and San Diego Pet Magazine. It specializes in caring for special needs and senior pets.

603 Seagaze Dr Suite 1001, Oceanside, CA 92054

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Yelp
5.0 (28)
Facebook
5.0 (5)

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Coco & Boo Pet Concierge Plus provides pet sitting services in San Diego and surrounding metros. Its pet specialists conduct daily home pet sitting visits, overnight pet sitting, and dog walking services. They also handle taking pets for a ride to the vet and picking up and delivering products from the pet store. Lori and Bill DiBacco, the company's founders, have been pet owners for more than 40 years and currently volunteer for the San Diego Humane and Cat House on the Kings.

Chula Vista, CA 91915

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Google
5.0 (2)

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Happily assisting with local residents in Bonita, Chula Vista, and the surrounding areas, Fuzzy Buddies Petsitting is committed to giving highly professional and dependable care for animals in the local community. Their superbly reviewed, knowledgeable company has over 9 years of experience and places a strong emphasis on staying as reliable and educated as possible, remaining bonded, insured, and certified in CPR, First Aid. While Fuzzy Buddies Petsitting deals mainly with special needs pets, they have qualified experience with a wide variety of pets and also assist with general services including dog walks and daily visits. Their prices are affordable, and they maintain active membership with the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce and Pet Sitter's International.

San Diego, CA 92103

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Yelp
5.0 (113)
Google
4.7 (12)

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Maid for Your Pet has been providing professional pet sitting and dog walking services in the central San Diego area since 2002. Owner Jenni Cohen is city licensed, bonded, and insured and an active member of Pet Sitters International. Maid for Your Pet provides in-home pet care as well as mid-day dog walking services and offers daily or periodic status messages including photos or videos by text, email, or phone.

Compare our Top Pet Sitting Services

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
$10 off first booking!
Mission Valley Pet Sitting Services
FIDUS Pet Concierge
10675 Calle Mar De Mariposa Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92130
Pawtails Pet Sitting
14450 Meadowrun St, San Diego, CA 92129
Coco & Boo Pet Concierge Plus
603 Seagaze Dr Suite 1001, Oceanside, CA 92054
Fuzzy Buddies Petsitting
Maid For Your Pet

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Hiring a pet sitter when you’re planning a trip can help relieve the stress of leaving your pet behind. When you’re confident you have a qualified, responsible pet sitter, you can feel good knowing your pet is safe. Additionally, if there’s an emergency that requires veterinary care while you’re away, your pet will have access to timely help.

  • How much do pet sitters cost?

    The average cost for a pet sitter who visits your home to feed and check on your pet is $15 per hour. A sitter for a puppy or dog that requires extra care usually costs more. However, overnight care may have a lower hourly rate, and sitters may offer package deals for full weeks.

  • How do pet sitters charge for service?

    Pet sitters may charge in several ways, including by the half hour, by the full hour, daily, or with overnight or full week rates. Pet sitters who offer additional services, such as dog walking, grooming, or administering medications to your pet, may charge extra for those services.

  • Do pet sitters need insurance?

    Although it's not legally required, pet sitters may want insurance to cover the cost of accidental damage to a client’s home. Pet sitters also should have coverage in case anything goes wrong when caring for a pet, such as it getting lost or injured. Additionally, if a pet sitter gets injured on the job, insurance could cover their medical care costs.

  • Do pet sitters come to your house or do they pick your pet up?

    Pet sitters typically come to your house to care for your pet. You may be able to arrange for a pet sitter to pick up your pet. Alternately, you may opt to take your pet to stay with a sitter in a boarding situation.

  • Do pet sitters stay overnight?

    Some pet sitters will agree to stay overnight with your pet, although not all offer this service. This can be especially helpful for pets that get stressed when left alone for long periods. Having the pet sitter stay overnight ensures your pet’s needs can be met at all times.

  • How do you tip pet sitters?

    Tipping is optional with most pet sitters, but it's appreciated. A tip says thank you to your sitter for taking care of your pet and helps ensure good future care. Providing a tip that's 15% the total bill is standard, and it shows your sitter that you value the service they provided.